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Jul 28, 2011 5:30pm EDT
girl may have been a target. and the treasures of scotland, the country's national museum will feature objects unseen for decades. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. taking it to the wire, that is what the u.s. congress is doing. next tuesday is the deadline for raising the country's debt ceiling or going into default. with five days to go the political shots are flying fast and furious. as the house of representatives gets ready to vote on a proposal the end game is far from clear, reason enough for the world's markets to worry. andrew north starts our coverage. >> fears of an american default are rippling worldwide. japan saw stocks plunge again. the u.s. congress, the battle goes on. some republican hard-liners are now backing their party's plan for a short-term increase in the debt limit, insisting americans are on their side. >> if he thinks he can do better, show us your plan mr. president. if the senate thinks they can do better, pass a bill. we are the only ones who passed a bill to resolve this debt crisis issue. we will pass a second one today. the
PBS
Jul 7, 2011 5:00am EDT
to investigate further and that now poses the question that either there was some kind of coverup at scotland yard or they just didn't think those allegations were serious enough to warrant investigation. and as we've now seen such as the phone a murdered school girl having had her phone hacked, this has really blown up. >> it's difficult for police, but how difficult is it now for politicians like the prime minister? >> it is difficult. all recent prime ministers have tried to keep on the right side of rupert merdock and news international, because they own about 40% of the british media. so they are very powerful. but many say that now has to change and there was a sense that proops for too long there had been too much deference for titles like news of the world and david cameron is vulnerable on this, because he has links to two former editors from news of the world. one was a worker for him and another was a friend. >> police say they have taken control of a kindergarten where around 30 children and teachers were being held hostage. a man who was armed barged into the school southeast of
PBS
Jul 11, 2011 6:00pm EDT
development, scotland yard released a statement accusing unnamed individuals of trying to sabotage its investigation. part of that probe involves allegations that murdoch journalists paid bribes to police for information. rescuers in russia searched a huge reservoir on the volga river today, after a cruise boat sank on sunday. at least 55 people were killed, with 79 rescued and dozens more missing. it happened about 450 miles east of moscow, in windy, rainy conditions. the boat sank in just eight minutes. today, debris was visible in the water as search boats looked for victims and survivors. families stood by, hoping for news. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: and we turn to africa where a nation is born, but with many troubles. at midnight friday in juba, the capital of the new south sudan, this sign said it all: "free at last". the turning of the clock to july 9, saturday, meant independence, and the creation of the world's newest nation. >> i am sending good luck to all the southern sudanese. >> woodruff: but the jubilation in the streets of
PBS
Jul 21, 2011 12:30pm EDT
of the world" also worked simultaneously, if you'll pardon the pun, as a translator for scotland yard. there was also somebody who was working both as the chief correspondent -- or chief reporter of the paper. as a police informant. so the -- there was almost no delineation at times between where news international finished around scland yard began. it was really extraordinary. >> rose: there was a headline,lm reuters saying, is britain more corrupt it thinks? >> i tnk we need to be careful before moving too far in that direction. this is not italy. this is certainly not a banana republic. what we've seen is an entangling of media and politicians and police, a kind of causeuasi new establishment with roles not being clearly enough defined. i think the second point to makeis that let's not forget britain has a very vibrant competitive press. and this story was exposed, not by a police inquire race, not by a parliamentary committee, but by a leading british newspaper "the guardian," helped a little bit by "the new york times," which crucially broke the story that broke the news internat
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